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Jaden Smith x New Balance Vision Racer: Release details here

Posted: 7 August 2020 8:58 am


Made of sustainable, vegan-friendly materials, this is everything you need to know about the Vision Racer.

UPDATE 07/08/20:

Turns out another colour way is joining the line-up!

Boasting a more versatile colour palette, the sneaker arrives in a white mesh upper with suede overlays. Yellow is featured on the piping, as well as some navy blue overlays.

Just like the purple edition, the new Vision Racer is made of partially recycled polyester from post-consumer plastics on the upper, while the insoles are a blend of recycled foam, rubber and castor bean oil.


Jaden Smith just dropped his first ever signature New Balance sneaker.

The Vision Racer is inspired by a combination of two existing New Balance silhouettes: the 1700 and the X-Racer.

We love the overall shape of the shoe as it draws on signature New Balance branding while incorporating Jaden's unique approach to design. This is a true collaboration if we ever did see one!

While the sneaker may arrive in a bold "Wavy Baby Blue" colourway, it's certainly not the most noticeable design feature. Rather, the exaggerated proportions of the midsole is what instantly draws our attention.

The chunky base is split into three rectangular blocks, maximising height and all-round comfort. This is combined with a mesh and suede upper, as well as a pink "((VISION))" logo under the translucent outsole.


Jaden Smith's Vision Racer is unexpectedly crafted from a combination of recycled materials. The textiles and synthetic leathers are made of recycled polyesters, while the insoles contain castor bean oil, recycled foam and rubber plus virgin polyurethane.

And it doesn't stop there, even the chunky midsole is created with reground EVA foam.

Not only is this sneaker sustainable, but all the materials used are vegan-friendly. If you're interested, you can check out our guide on vegan sneakers and where to buy them online.


When can you get your hands on it?

The Jaden Smith x New Balance Vision Racer will drop on 24 July, retailing at US$150. We believe this is a US-specific release date, so it could take a few weeks for the sneaker to hit Aussie retailers.

You can shop directly from New Balance (don't forget to see if there are any available promo codes), or check out some of our favourite stockists like JD Sports, Platypus Shoes, HYPE DC and NET-A-PORTER.

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